[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Yorktown 9-29-1987 by L.L. No. 29-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purposes of this chapter are to provide for the preparation of plans for:
Pursuant to the provisions of § 24 of the Executive Law of the State of New York, a local state of emergency may be proclaimed by the Supervisor of the Town of Yorktown in the event of a disaster, rioting, catastrophe or similar public emergency within the territorial limits of the Town of Yorktown or in the event of reasonable apprehension of immediate danger thereof, upon a finding by the Supervisor that the public safety is imperiled thereby.
The Town Board shall appoint an Emergency Management Program Director, who shall serve, without compensation, at the pleasure of the Board.
The Emergency Management Program Director shall develop a local state of emergency plan and prepare and recommend for consideration by the Town Board local laws, ordinances, resolutions, rules, regulations and agreements necessary and appropriate to implement said plan.
The local state of emergency plan shall provide for:
The effective mobilization and utilization of all the resources of the community, both public and private.
Coordination and cooperation with the Westchester County Office of Disaster and Emergency Services.
Mutual aid agreements and plans.
Appropriate training of emergency service personnel functioning within the town.
An annual drill designed to test the town's emergency plans.
The updating of emergency plans as necessary.
The continuity of government during a local state of emergency.
The Yorktown Emergency Preparedness Committee is hereby established. The Yorktown Emergency Preparedness Committee shall consist of a member of the Town Board, the Emergency Management Program Director, an officer of the Yorktown Police Department holding a rank of sergeant or higher, the Fire Chiefs of the Yorktown Fire Department and Mohegan Fire District, the Captains of the Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Mohegan Rescue Squad and the local Deputy Director of Civil Defense.
The Yorktown Emergency Preparedness Committee shall meet at the request of the Emergency Management Program Director for the purpose of assisting on the development of the local state of emergency plan.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as eliminating, diminishing or limiting any of the powers delegated to the Town of Yorktown, or any public officer or employee thereof, under the provisions of Article 2-B of the Executive Law of the State of New York or any other provision of Law.